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Brown Butter, Cherry, and Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

I have a lot of fun playing around with our baking mixes. They are so amazing as-is, and obviously the best part of a baking mix is that it's easy and hassle free. But what if it can still be easy and hassle free, with just a few variations? 

The "hardest" step in this is going to be making the brown butter, which can be hard if you've never done it, and you may burn your butter once or twice.  But once you know how to brown butter and what to look for, it's easy-peasy and adds an amazing, nutty flavor into your baked goods. 

Other than that, all that's required is pitting and slicing up some fresh cherries, and chopping up some raw pistachios! From there, you get to follow the directions on the box :)

Brown Butter, Cherry, and Pistachio Oatmeal Cookies

You will need... 

1 Oatmeal Cookie Mix

1 large egg

1/2 Cup brown butter (instructions to follow)

3/4 Cup cherries, pitted and sliced into quarters

1/4 Cup raw pistachios, chopped

How to brown butter... 

1. If the recipe calls for 1/2 Cup of butter, start with a little bit extra, as some might cook off. In this case, an extra Tbsp of butter will do. 

2. Start by melting the butter over medium heat. Swirl the pan occasionally to ensure that the butter is cooking evenly. As the butter melts, it will begin to foam. It will start to turn a bright yellow, then golden tan, and finally a toasty brown. When it turns toasty brown and smells nutty, take the pan off of the heat and transfer the butter into a heat proof bowl to cool. This process will take between 5-10 minutes, and you must keep a close eye on it. If you leave it on for too long your butter will burn. 

Make the cookies... 

1. After you've let the butter cool down a bit, begin making the cookies as instructed on the box. Simply substitute the butter for the brown butter that you just made, and when it prompts you to optionally add in extra ingredients, mix in the cherries and pistachios. Bake as instructed on the box and enjoy! 

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